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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 11, 2011 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: How did you find your way here?

I found LMA in the Winter of '05 when the SBDs were pulled and the site made the news. "I walked in to such a bad time at the station...". Right Tell? But it all came together and SBDs were opened for streaming and I was happier than a clam. Why are clams so happy anyway??

So, how did YOU get here?

I ask because I recommend this site to every tie-dye-wearin-stealie-bumper-sticker-havin' deadhead and concert attendee I can find. Usually, the response is some form of blank-stare. I don't know these people and never get the reward of feedback. I always hoped a person would log-in here and post, "Man, I am so glad I found this place. I had no clue until some dude approached me at the downtown concert in the park and insisted I visit this website. My life has never been the same...".

Alas I wait.

Tell your story.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 11, 2011 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

When we got the internet at home, in 06, the first thing I did was google "free DEAD shows" and this place came up...literally.

I was DL'ing away, and finally scrolled below "search by yr", and realized the Forum was "here". Took me a while to figure out what it was, and who these strange people were, but I jumped in fairly quickly thinking "these guys act like members of the old trading cliques" and I was right, but it was even better.

Then, I became close to a number of them, esp when some real nasty shit went down on the home front, and the bonds were formed...never have left. Can't I guess.

Early on HFlow, McGlone, Dire and I started chatting about a hypothetical (yet to be played) basketball game in which we two Irish lads really take the kids to task on the court. That kept me interested as well, all these yrs.

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 11, 2011 7:42pm
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McGlone challenged my vertical leaping ability. A declaration of war if I ever heard one. As I crest upon 40 years of age I'm hoping my golf scores decrease at the same rate as my previously astounding vertical leap.

I'm still unstoppable in the post and no Canuck or aging-hippie-sophisticate will stop my baby-hook.

After all these years....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 12, 2011 6:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Small world...I don't really know why--it wasn't because I followed Lew, I know that much--but I developed a signature sweeping hook myself. I could do it from a standing, typical post position, but much more often while running across the lane (pic Magic winning the game in Boston in the last sec? that sort of hook). I also banked it in from either side of the lane when the angle was right. When I meet guys now from the "day", they always comment on my "unstoppable hookshot"...

The one thing I always thought about was a hook was much more difficult to use in pickup 5 on 5 games as the lane is far too crowded (ie, some # 2 slides down and hacks me as I make my move) since you don't typically see amazing outside shooting...I used it much more in 3 on 3 leagues, which to be honest, I came to really enjoy.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 11, 2011 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

You didn't get the internet at home until 06?!? I knew you were in the desert, but I didn't know it was THAT far out. Yurt, tepee or old school bus?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 12, 2011 6:26am
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Actually, it sounds odd now, but as an academic, I was "on" by 1989, but only "at work"...for a variety of reasons, but coming down to "choice", the wife and I limited our homefront entry on any number of these techno aspects of life (vidgames/TV/cable/cellphs/web/etc) in large part with respect to how we were raising our kids.

Our kids at the time lamented it, BUT I hear them tell folks now "I made it thru HS without the web" as if it's some sort of badge of honor, rather than a mark of Warped Luddite Parenting...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 12, 2011 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Made it through HS without the web? But gosh, that would make plagiarizing so much harder!

Have you ever thought, since '06, that you could actually have been streaming at work? :-) (In the office, I mean. Or in the snake lab or something. Not while lecturing. Though that would be interesting.)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 12, 2011 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

I wonder if plagiarizing is a serious problem? Talk about easy to do now. I would think the prof/teacher/TA would have to be on there toes. You would almost need a electronics detector to get into the classroom. My brother bans any electronics in his classes. The whining he tells me is unbelievable. 'How can we function!'
Also, his observation is that the quality of students writing properly has declined. Most 'papers' now are 2 pages tops, usually containing 3 or 4 disconnected paragraphs. Like bullet points instead of a unified theme.
I was making dinner recently and the family was all in the kitchen. All where on screens. A little chill ran down my spine.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 12, 2011 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

I took a left at Albuquerque...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 11, 2011 6:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

David Lemieux sent me the link. I kid you not. (No, I don't know him personally. It was in the context of emailing/conversation about a particular show. Very helpful, accessable guy.) That was maybe 07, 08. I just streamed shows for a while and read reviews and periodically scanned the forum for Brilliant Insightful Tips from the Great Wise Ones. But you can blame him if you hate my posts :-)

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Feb 11, 2011 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

It's kind of interesting how many folks, myself included, were accessing the shows and all well before they became participants here in the forum. wonder why that is??

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 11, 2011 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Maybe people really ARE mainly interested in the music :-)

First I just streamed, and then, since I was moving overseas where streaming would be unreliable, I got into heavy DLing mode to Be Prepared. I just registered a user name out of vague curiosity. Like, "Hmmm, maybe there's some Extra Bonus we get for registering." Like a secret site where you could DL SBDs? I don't know what I was thinking, actually. The first thing I posted was a technical question.

Then, of course, it's so educational you get sucked in. (It's all about the education, right?) Seriously, it really is educational, for me, anyway! Plus, as someone said, the original name of the forum is something like How to Avoid Doing the 400 Important Things You Have to Do Today. (No, it was better than that ...) I'm always in favor of that :-)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Feb 11, 2011 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Believe it or not, recommended by a good friend who is a live-music-but-not-necessarily-big-Dead fan, who told me "I think this website I go to has some Dead stuff ... "

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 11, 2011 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

I believe I found the archive by doing google search on Grateful Dead

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 11, 2011 4:29pm
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I was approached to represent Bessie in a bovine discrimination case and when I googled the name of her harasser, I landed here.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Feb 11, 2011 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

This is my first ever post, I've just created my account, so as a newbie, Hi Everyone. And thanks for asking, High Flow.

I started in 2003 just searching around, on dialup. I had by then found nugs.net and downloaded all those shows, and finding some other bands too, and was onward looking for more Grateful Dead, must have found the name of the Archive on some google search, or from a forum somewhere else, maybe. I can't quite remember, but I've never looked back. I've been lurking here solidly ever since. And I learned all about how to find my way around the downloading and streaming. And to find ways to do things we don't talk about here. I've been wanting to create an account here for a long time, but seems like every time, something comes up and distracts me or makes my 2 cents feel worthless. for instance, Thanksgiving 2005, and the Soundboards stopped, then came back for stream-only. Taper section had a happy run then they stopped offering downloads. Sometimes I think I'll just give up listening to the Dead so my wife will be happy, but I know that'll never work.

Back when I was really starting out downloading around here, I got a lot of good inspiration reading reviews by Dr. Flashback, and I keep finding lots of good reviews continue from a lot of people. I have also followed some of the links and checked out some cool things from people in this forum. I've also read about some of the joys and heartaches that people have shared from their personal lives, I feel like I should have said hello before now. But I'll try to make an effort now, no promises, but I'll try.

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Poster: bostondeadsox Date: Feb 11, 2011 7:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

A few years ago Skiing Magazine did a story on the 80 things every skier needs. One of these 80 things was a copy of the 77 Barton Hall show for long drives to the mountain. They mentioned archive.org and this has been my favorite web site since.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 11, 2011 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Hello!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd_nrps70-06-24.aud.pcrp5.23062.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 11, 2011 6:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Welcome aboard!! The more the merrier around here, i hope you stick around and contribute to the experience.

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Feb 11, 2011 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Nice 1st post. Welcome!

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Feb 11, 2011 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Thanks, I did something wrong, and the first composition got lost, probably for your benefit, so I made a shorter version. Guess these things will become clear once I learn how. I had the window open for over an hour while I was writing, so I think it logged me off when I submitted my post. Not really sure. I will make a trip to the how to page or FAQ.

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Poster: vapors Date: Feb 12, 2011 2:01am
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Just thought I’d share my modus operandi when posting. Unless it is just a simple reply I usually work up my post in a word document first, so that I can leave the archive window open and refer back to the thread as I am writing, and also utilize the spell check, and then paste it into my reply. Sometimes if it takes me a while to get my thoughts together, it helps to refresh the page and see what else has been added to the thread before adding my two cents.
Welcome aboard!

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 8, 2011 1:24pm
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Thanks, Vapors. Once a long time ago, I did the same thing on another forum and figured it would be a better idea to compose a note in Word, so thanks for the reminder. I've been pretty busy lately and lost track of my reply, even though I go on the forum almost every day - sorry it took so long to get back to you.

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Poster: BVD Date: Feb 12, 2011 12:50pm
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rukind.com is how I found out. There was a link provided. I couldn't believe that I was actually listening to the first show I ever went too.

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Poster: vapors Date: Feb 12, 2011 1:45am
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Let’s see. We moved here late in 1994 and it was a good while before I ran into another Dead fan. He worked at the health food store and my visits there often were more lengthy than required, as we would converse just a bit longer than proper since he was working. That was the first time I was aware of internet trading, and he would burn me copies of rare finds he had acquired, although I have no recollection of him mentioning this place. Sometime after I began my present job in 2003, a temporary worker there was also a head, and he raved about the archive, brought me many soundboards and lent me spindles of cds to copy. Our acquaintance was short lived, but fruitful for me musically.

We didn’t have easy internet access out where we lived, nor the money. But when my marriage came to an end in the fall of 2006 I moved into the ‘city’ on my own, one consolation being that I could easily obtain internet. So I guess my first time here was spring 2007 and I became a frequent visitor, totally amazed at the bounty. I would read this forum whenever the subject interested me and came to know some of you all, but didn’t begin posting myself until about a year and a half ago. Come here everyday now. Like you, high flow, I strike up a conversation and promote this place to anybody who looks like they ‘fit the bill.’

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Poster: boltman Date: Feb 12, 2011 7:11am
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Great topic by the way! Found my way here in about 03 or 04. Numbers aren't my friend, so I'm not sure. Was reading an article online about football and the author (to whom I owe so much and can't remember who it was) had a little throwaway mentioned of the Dead and the Archive with a link at the end of the article. Clicked and life changed.

Able to get a number of soundboards and was just involved in downloading for a number of years before I really checked the Forum. Found some great recommendation of shows so I started reading for show recs. Got kinda hooked on the "personalities", lurked more and more often. Have had a couple of names here because I forget my password every once in awhile, so you could know me as "jerrys beard" as well.

Spend untold hours working...I run a couple of K-12 public schools, plus other cool stuff...so my reading and infrequent postings now depends on finding some free time.

Was interesting reading everyone's posts. A unique group.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Feb 12, 2011 6:25am
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I have been posting since '06 but frequenting IA longer, since way before the soundboards were pulled. In fact, when I started coming here they didn't even have all the years uploaded yet- you could choose between '77, '83 and a few others. I think found the Archive after I had pretty much grabbed everything offered at Nugs and the now defunct GDLive site.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Feb 12, 2011 7:09am
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Same here Skuzzlebut. I used to d/l from gdlive and one day I read on setlists.net to go here to get a show. At the time they were just uploading shows (from 1982 I believe). Those were busy days downloading all these shows to hear for the first time. I see that I wrote reviews in 2004, so that must be about the time I found this place. First post in 2006 I believe.

Back in those days I thought 1985 was as good as it gets!

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Poster: hasher Date: Feb 11, 2011 5:23pm
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I found this wonderful place in '99 or '00 on a dial-up line. Loved streaming shows. Disconnected from the internet for a few years then came back and started d/ling shows with BT. Didn't know about the forum till last year or so. Glad I'm here. I love getting all kinds of ideas and info from the many knowledgeable and intelligent people on this board. I just need to work on my cyberwit so I can keep up.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Feb 12, 2011 12:36am
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Heard about the site in 2005 doing research for a music course, and articles about the soundboards controversy came up. also heard about it through friends.

i started downloading/listening to whatever i could in 2006 and haven't looked back...

lurked on the forum a few times in '08/'09 until march '10 and posted about favorite Eyes of the World...seems like a good 1st post :)

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 11, 2011 3:58pm
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I was "invited" by deadmax and encouraged by dancinbears.

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Poster: CPettingill Date: Feb 11, 2011 2:54pm
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Late 2004 I got my first computer that was able to connect to the internet. After learning what a Google was, I typed in Grateful Dead, found the archive, and spent the next few months downloading two concerts a day on dial up. Thought for sure I would be arrested at any moment. Was just too good to be true, and beat the crap out of dealing with know-it-all dickhead tape traders. My main mission was to get every show I attended in the 18 years I went to Dead shows. Got all 101 before the SBD ban took effect. Kicking myself now that I didn't gather up the lossless versions, but to my ear, the MP3's are better than any tape I ever owned.

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Feb 11, 2011 5:47pm
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Flow,
I started lurking hereabouts in late '05 also.
I had just gotten into the carpenters union and was working
nite shift here in NY.
On a thursday nite @ midnite, an electricion that was on the job had a radio with GD blasting. It was a college radio station he told me. Every thursday at midnite the jam a few tunes from the boys.
Then he told me about the arc.
Looked it up when I got home that night.

Funny thing is, I didn't make my first post till Jan. 30th
2007.

Been on board here ever since :)
BTW, never got the guy's name here or, If he even posted here at all.



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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 11, 2011 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

I was told by an old hippish friend of my father in '06/'07 about IA. I spent a good two years just listening to shows, unable at times to believe my good fortune. So much time back in the day to get a show, or an upgrade, and here so much is available immediately. I did not even look or lurk on the forum till '09. Then, I just looked at posts regarding shows (CH you would have been so happy ;-)
I kept my powder dry until my first post in '10. I'm coming up on my first year anniversary, so some musings. I really enjoy the forum and it has added quality to my life. It has not been a smooth ride at times. Either due to my foolish words or the actions of disturbed people. But, I keep coming back here, almost daily, b/c you are my peeps. There are so few of us (dheads) that we ought to be there for each other as much as we can. I like that we have some very active ladies who are members of the forum. It adds a good balance. I like that this is a place where if you reach out w/ a problem, folks will rally around and give comfort or aid.
I think a lot about what are these relationships that we form here? What value do they have? I'm not sure yet what kind of value, but they do.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Feb 11, 2011 3:23pm
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I'm guessing '98 or '99 looking for some archived web pages, happened to notice the forum, lurked around for years downloading shows when possible, like CP, on dial-up, focusing on shows I attended.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Feb 11, 2011 3:58pm
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Found the LMA sometime in 2004 I think.??
I was bored at work one day, so I googled Grateful Dead and stumbled across a treasure trove of live shows. It wasn't until a couple of years later that I started participating in the forum. I still only stream shows from here (have never D/L anything from this site.) This site did lead me to etree and other torrent sites where I have gotten more music than I probably will ever be able to listen to.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 11, 2011 6:18pm
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Spring of 2005 i was in Atlanta for a meeting. I was shootin the shit at the hotel bar with some of the folks i was working with about how in 1994 i was asked to go to Sweden to give a lecture for my boss and he decided to have me rehearse my talk for the whole lab on the Friday before i took off. The talk was only 20 min but it took me over 3 hours to give that night as my boss decided to purchase beer and pizza for everyone else so they could serve as the audience as he beat the shit out of me on every slide I showed. In telling the story i then happened to mention that i had tickets to see the Grateful Dead at the Rosemont Horizon that night which would have been more fun than public humiliation. One of my colleagues then asked me if I liked Grateful Dead and knew about the internet archive. He sent me the link the next day and the rest is history. While i downloaded shows like crazy until that fall, i did not actually participate in this forum until May/June 2007.

btw the talk in Sweden went really well and i can say that i have never been nervous talking in front of a crowd since. Nothing could be worse than what i went through that Friday. My boss asked me to call him before i hopped on the plane, he told me i would be fine and that i didn't have to worry about being intimated. Turns out he might have been on to something. The guy I had to follow won the Nobel Prize 6 years later for the work he talked about that day and it had no effect on me. Based on the reviews, the show that night was not very good anyways and because i had a story to tell, found this place and made some great friends.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Feb 12, 2011 6:49pm
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I zigged when I should of zagged.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 13, 2011 4:56am
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http://www.rollingpaperwarehouse.com/thumbnail.asp?file=assets/images/products/posters/images/3741.gif&maxx=300&maxy=300

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Feb 13, 2011 7:57am
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gooey yum yum!!~;0 :)

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 15, 2011 6:29pm
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Came across this and was curious about your familiarity with it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsMyPqE3lVM

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 15, 2011 6:37pm
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I am vaguely familiar with Mr. Thompson. A friend of mine has actually brought him to various venues here in Danville several times. Though he is a talented musician, I was unimpressed with him. His "Sweet Virginia Breeze" is a nice "beachy" tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAQ_W_M8oQ0

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 13, 2011 5:58am
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The only and continuing king of the pics and emoticons.
I hope you are well B.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 13, 2011 10:06am
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"The only and continuing king of the pics and emoticons"

Photobucket

can't complain S.

I always said I might grow old, but I would never grow up;and that is why I can smile even though I've grown up to be a misanthropic curmudgeon

que sera

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Poster: satisfiedsmile Date: Feb 13, 2011 10:25am
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accidentally, as usual...

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Poster: ganges Date: Feb 11, 2011 10:47pm
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Found this place in spring 05 - first post in september 06 - high flow, you were the 1st one to respond, thanks again!

I had kind of left the GD in the late 70s and got back in the later 90s. When I got here and finally started the torrents it has been more than overwhelming, just like paradise. GD/JGB is almost all I listen to.

I thank all the knowledgeable and friendly people around here, I learned so much and appreciate this community. Don't post much because I tend to feel that I don't have to add much. It seems to me I'm still the only German here, saw 2 E72 shows and one in CA in 78, that was all but after my first albums in the late 60s that was more than I could have dreamt of.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 11, 2011 8:14pm
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I was google searching for the Orpheum, July 18th '76 show, and found it here! :)

And the original phrase was 'Happy as a clam at high tide' which makes more sense, cos at high tide, the clam can't be clam-dug! Therefore he is happy....

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Poster: deadmax Date: Feb 11, 2011 9:37pm
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My wife read about it in some newspaper or internet or NPR she thinks and it mentioned GD. I went and started downloading shows. I was in the middle of a soundboard d/l that fateful Thanksgiving and couldn't believe what had happened. I was trying to download all of Fall '79 thanks to Jonathan Aizen. Was bummed but persevered. I discovered the forum much later, felt like a noob most of the time but liked the company. I too, did some of those GROKs and really enjoyed them. I check in every day and have come to feel like this is part of my extended family

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 14, 2011 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Not sure of the exact year, but I do recall that while surfing the net I came across some site that had digital downloads of some other types of music. Almost on a whim I did a search on "Grateful Dead Augusta 1984", on old favorite show who's casette copy had about disentegrated over the years, and was stunned when I got a hit on the files in this place. At that time in my life I had been slowly getting out of "the game", as it were; my listening easing away from the boys bit by bit. It seems I had lost the fire, perhaps due to the fact that I had moved 2000 miles away from the old touring group, not exactly sure. But when I saw that screen shot of my old favorite show with a button on the left that said "Play/Download", something in my head clicked and it was like a light went back on and illuminated a place long forgtotten, but never entirely lost. I will admit it took my very slow growing technical brain to figure out the how to's on everything, but once I got it down, it was full speed ahead and the shows began piling up in the HD. If I recall correctly it is the day my wife refers to "The Day The Earth Stood Still" or "Black Monday" or something along those lines. At first I only read the forum part while dwnldng shows, sometimed laughing at the odd humor that reminded me of road trips long ago, and othertimes being impressed at the knowledge begin shared. Not sure what first caused me to jump in the discussion, perhaps it was a desire to try and recaputre that same feeling you had while driving down the freeway with a car load of friends on the way to the next show; a time full of humor and the excitement of now knowing exactly what lay ahead. And as soon as I hit my first "Submit Post" (my first poster name, if I recall, was lehighvet88...yes, I was one of those...) it was like I had gone down the rabbit hole and was back in the parking lot with a bunch of freaks either babbling about how good the previous night had been, or how good this night was going to be. They say you can't go home again, and they might be right, but this is pretty damn close.
Was it blind luck or fate that brought me back? Hard to say, but I'm just glad I'm here.

EDIT: Over the weekend, as I downloaded the new Miller 76 Re-Master, my wife reminded of yet another name for when I stumbled on this place: The Day The Music Died. I guess it's true that opposites do indeed attract.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 13, 2011 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

This show?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-10-12.110040.beyer-senn-daweez.D5scott.flac16

The 2nd set is an All-Timer. I love JG's tuning right before he hits CR&S, then chills. His vocals during that set are some of the best of the Fozzie Bear era.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 13, 2011 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Thats the show, different source (were a lot fewer to choose from back then). Was one of those tapes I can pin point the exact time and place I was when I first heard it and the Dew blew the doors off the place.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 13, 2011 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

12! sources now. This latest one is pretty good.
JG's vocals on MD are , I dare say, some of the best ever. They have a desperate, angry feel, with dark, deep undertones. He vividly creates that post-apocalyptic space visually and emotionally. Transformational.
I expected his guitar work to be a monster as well. It's solid. His singing is so incredible that this MD is way up there in general.

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Poster: JB Date: Feb 13, 2011 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

around 06. cant really remember how i found it. was in and out of the dead after jerry died. saw furthur festival in 96 and it was even worse than the dead in 95 and didn't really listen full time again until i found this site. and yes that is a great dew!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 13, 2011 4:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here? I Can't remember!

been avoiding this thread - alas...I can't remember how i even found this place, I think I lurked a year. The oldest post i can find of mine is December 07, 2005.


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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 13, 2011 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here? I Can't remember!

I loved reading everyone's stories!

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Poster: JB Date: Feb 14, 2011 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here? I Can't remember!

hey ring i think i remember from somewhere you were from the philly area. how bout this weather today! come on spring!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 14, 2011 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here? I Can't remember!

Yup :) A couple more days of this and some of this ugly stuff might M E L T

Hallelujah ...

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Feb 12, 2011 2:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Think i got here after going thru different Dead web links about four years ago. This place is sheer delight. Tho' it often leads me to telling my 10 yr old, "I just been listenin to an awesome Dead show, listen to this"....
I can be ungrateful tho' as i often think must get bigger speakers.

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Poster: reviewr Date: Feb 11, 2011 9:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

My story is similar to yours. I don't know the exact year, but my wife read in the Wall Street Journal about the SBDs being removed, and passed the news on to me. How I wish I knew about this place before (I did get some nice shows from Nugs). I'm grateful for the ability to stream SBDs and many of the AUDs are worth downloading if you look around (see deadlistening.com for good advice). I also recommend this sight.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Feb 12, 2011 2:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

My foray to this site was lets say well rounded. T he computer scene flew passed on by for a miriad of reasons.The first info I got was calling McIntosh and they informed me that there is actually a site that lets you d/l shows and lists upon lists of gear.I had no computer so after talking w/ the archivist by phone he said go to your library and google something. So lets see how good this machine is and I asked away about TWOS(a show that I was definately there.Well not only did it give info about THE WALL there was like 15 pages of the stuff.As you guys have found out I'm very critical and rip them if it needs to be done,the amount of info was overwelming and pretty much started by asking an audio engineer if there was a place where peple like me wanted to yap about amps,chords, keys,and putting it all together.From then on we became more critical and then telling the story about asking my friends, didn't they play that song a half an hour ago. Now I hear HDCD QUALITY w/lists of shows and who was on the line-up w/ them.All in all I was quite impressed and found for the most part that not every show was great(very far from it)and so it goes 58yrs old 28 shows and yes they weren't all good.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 11, 2011 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

A friend hipped me to this site in 2005 when the soundboards were pulled. It was around that time that I completely stopped listening to anything performed after '77...

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Feb 11, 2011 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

i hooked up my girlfriends big o'l whale of a cpu from gateway in the summer of 05'windows 98" and all. was on dial up for a few and searched grateful dead and found archive unlike c-pett, it took me all day for one 18 min. shakedown st.lol!! never mine a whole show!! graduated to cable tv. and hooked up the cpu.and i was in soundboard heaven!! :) d/l'd all i could.met some real cool folks in the chatzy groks we did every weekend back then.there was sdh,high flow.arb.lbo,dire wolf.cliff,and wharfrat daliguanna wineland,wayne and oneproweirdo. with an occassional ashes, loogy smil2miles in there. i swear we listend and chatted to shows for atleast 2.5 years straight every weekend sometimes 3 shows a night!! gone are the days!! but all those kind folks are still here at lma. and sometimes we still get a show in over at the chatzy(brokedown palace bar and grill.) even had some folks like william tell and arb send me some kind discs back in the day.this place is like one big happy cyber family!!~ needless to say my last cpu.not the gateway but my windows xp from aug06" just crashed on superbowl sunday no warning just the black screen of death with a lil flashing dash. lost all my sbds on the h/d i did back alot up on data disks and flash drives. so all is not lost.plus its time to update to charlie millers creations!! :) thank my lucky stars my tax refund showed up.went out and bought a dell 580/i3core 700gigs of space to start all over with.well happy downloading friends!!~i'm back to it!!~

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Poster: Granola Pilgrim Date: Feb 12, 2011 4:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Much like everybody else, I found the archive by doing a search engine for my 1st Dead show. Being fairly late to getting on the bus I had absolutely no idea all these shows existed. The folks who had the foresight to tape and archive these shows are on my eternal gratitude list.
So like any massively sugar addicted kid who's been let loose in the candy store I figured out how to do the bt and lossless thing and I started dling everything I possibly could. I've only started posting here recently cause I don't have the historical knowledge or eloquence of most of the fine contributors here. I mostly use the forum as my tour guide.
Over the last few years I've found that if a show review has the names Light Into Ashes(killer, killer blog), Dr. Flashback(top 10 show) or Cliff Hucker(great rating system) attached to it, you know you're on the right track to audio heaven.
And if a show has 'transferred by Charlie Miller' strapped on it, good night nurse, that's when my left eye gets to jumpin'.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Feb 12, 2011 5:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Found the site in 06 after a Phiol and Friends show up in Boston, scrolling through his site and his free sbd dloads and it brought me to here! What a gift I was given, I am now able to update and more my old tape collection with crisp sbd digital copies, I now ownl over 350 shows and am so grateful for this site, it gave me phil and friends, moe, jackie greene, little feat and so many more! I just wish mule and the crowes would allow shows posted here! Thank you LMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 13, 2011 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Thanks for the rec... I hardly ever post show reviews though, and usually not for show-quality....nothing like Dr Flashback's top-tens.

Don't remember how I stumbled onto the Archive back in '06 - probably a CD-trader pointed it out to me, since I was in a phase of getting Dead CDs then; and I was surprised to discover that a resource like this existed, rendering CD-trades nearly obsolete.

I found this forum right away - so I'm surprised that so many baffled show-reviewers apparently still don't know it exists. Perhaps they only spotted the forum in one of its bad times & never guessed there was actual Dead discussion here sometimes.... Judging by the quality of most show reviews, though, they're not sorely missed here!

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Poster: Granola Pilgrim Date: Feb 13, 2011 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Hey, to be honest with you I'm not sure if I remember any show reviews from you on the archive. But I did stumble across the deadessays blog and you've pointed me in the right direction to plenty of great shows. I particularly enjoyed the '70 audience tapes guide. That opened up a lot of good music that I might have passed over due to negative reviews about sound quality.
I've not paid much attention to the forum. I would like to do it more but mostly it's a time thing and to sift through it seems to require more than I have.
I would like to say thank you for your blog. I've enjoyed reading it and getting directed to some killer music with a little background knowledge. Thank you.

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Poster: snori Date: Feb 12, 2011 3:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

I was d'loading shows from GDlive, and when I told another UK head about that site he told me about this one.

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Poster: cowboyth24 Date: Feb 12, 2011 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

I think I was only tipped off to this treasure trove of poignant/sometimes pointless knowledge, either way, all is good in April, 08?

And I think clams are happy because they are spending there last remaining hours in sauteed garlic and melted butter. We should all be so lucky.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Feb 12, 2011 5:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

I found the forum in the Spring of '04.I was then using a computer cobbled together from spare parts by a friend which had no real HD space so all I could do was stream shows.It wasn't until Nov. '06 that I scrolled down and found the forum.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Feb 12, 2011 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Oh and to answer your question,I must have followed a link from somewhere but I have no idea where.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Feb 12, 2011 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Oh yeah, snori just reminded me of GDLive, I used to download lots from that sight. That is probably where I found out, one way or another, about the archive. That was a good website, and a shame to see it go. But with LMA, I think my downloading lifestyle is doing more than ok. Reminds me one of the people here said a couple weeks ago they spent too much time downloading, and not enough time listening. I can Totally identify with that.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 12, 2011 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

I was a late computer adapter , but when i got online (early 07) , I looked for this site a friend had told me about .

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Feb 11, 2011 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How did you find your way here?

Spring 2010: After about a dozen or so years "off the bus" (I was still listening to old tapes and cds every once in a blue moon) I got back into the Dead little by little--bought some Dick's Picks and such. It got to the point where I was sick of every show and album in my relatively small collection, so I decided to try and track down some trading prospects. Some of you surely remember the old days of prowling chatrooms and forums looking for a hook-up for certain dates, runs, etc. Seeing that all such threads and topics at various websites were at least 3 or 4 years old, I was perplexed. Then I read a post (not sure where or from when) by one head directing another to this here Archive, adding "they have more than you'll ever be able to listen to." Holy cow. "Short while back the door swung wide," as Bobby sings these days.

Summer 2010: I'm one of those lucky bastards who gets every summer off (teacher by profession) and that's when I really had a chance to dig into the Dead collection here. Pulling out my dog-eared Deadbase Jr. to look for show A, B, or C that I'd been wanting to hear for nearly two decades became the first order of business each morning. I think the term "mania" comes to close to describing it. (30 Rock fans will recall the episode that ends with Frank losing touch with reality while testing Tracy's porn-themed video game). I spent a couple hundred bucks in blank CDs that summer. Almost cost me my marriage.

Fall 2010: Marriage holds together and I learn to practice some much-needed moderation. Going back to work helps keep things in perspective.

Winter 2010/2011: Receipt of iPod Nano as Christmas Gift complicates attempts at moderation, but makes manic affliction quite portable and therefore less intrusive to the other so-called "important" aspects of life.

In all seriousness, I was (and remain!) amazed at the magnitude of this collection. I love this place and all the souls who hang around here.